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Compact low-power acousto-optic range-Doppler-angle processor for a pulsed-Doppler radar
Author(s): Dennis R. Pape; Nickolas P. Vlannes; Dharmesh P. Patel; Sonlinh Phuvan
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Paper Abstract

We describe an acousto-optic signal processor which simultaneously determines target range, velocity (Doppler shift) and angle-of-arrival from pulsed Doppler radar signals. The two-dimensional processor combines a two-channel acousto-optic time-integrating correlator fed with radar signals from two antennas with an orthogonal acousto-optic time-integrating spectrum analyzer to simultaneously display target range, Doppler, and angle-of-arrival in orthogonal spatial dimensions on a two-dimensional photodetector array. By combining the pulsed Doppler and angle-of-arrival signal processing functions in a single acousto-optic processor, a compact, low power consuming package is possible.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1476, Optical Technology for Microwave Applications V, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45573
Show Author Affiliations
Dennis R. Pape, Photonic Systems Inc. (United States)
Nickolas P. Vlannes, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)
Dharmesh P. Patel, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Sonlinh Phuvan, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1476:
Optical Technology for Microwave Applications V
Shi-Kay Yao, Editor(s)

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